On to some gear that’s close to my hear, knives! I will be straight with you from the start here, before a year or two ago I thought most of the knives Gerber put out were, lets say, boring. Then I saw some of the new stuff they started creating, which has especially been present in their 2010 offering. When I first started seeing their 2010 products I was really interested and I was able to get a hold of some via a friend, let me say that I am quite impressed.
The first product I got was the Gerber Basic, a nice drop point, partially serrated, fixed blade knife. This knife is solid, it’s full tang, has a good thickness, nice handle and sheath, I was an immediate fan. What’s nice about this knife is that it’s solid but its not to long or heavy which can sometimes plague a good fixed blade knife. It easily slides into a pack or on a belt and is always at the ready. The sheath is nice as well, it’s hard plastic and can be setup for right, left, tip up or tip down carry. If there was one thing I might add to it, it would be some kind of neck carry option, that would really make the sheath complete in my opinion. Besides that though I think this is a great knife that has all of the features and functions I want in a small fixed blade.
This knife has already been on several trips with me and I look forward to taking it on many more, it’s a solid knife, and has quickly become one of my favorites. The Gerber Epic which is a similar knife is another I am looking forward to getting my hands on as well and hope to review in the future.Below are some pictures I took and the specs, enjoy!
Reversible pocket clip for right or left carry
Knife locks into sheath for secure tip up or tip down carry
Open Length: 6.60″
Blade Length: 3.40″
Closed Length: 6.80″
Weight: 3.77 oz
Handle Material: TacHide(tm)
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